A mid-September application submitted to the City of Toronto seeks Zoning By-law Amendments to permit a 35-storey mixed-use condominium tower at 350 Bloor Street West, above Spadina subway station in The Annex. The project aims to bring a major injection of density to the Spadina and Bloor intersection along with a new subway entrance, replacing three- and six-storey buildings that currently occupy the site.

Looking northwest to existing buildings at site of proposal, image via Google Street View

Designed by IBI Group, the proposal from Starbank Development calls for a 35-storey tower rising 118 metres to the top of the mechanical penthouse, with a total gross floor area (GFA) of 36,357 m², which would include 2,964 m² of retail space, 4,497 m² of office space, a three-storey ‘urban living room’ measuring 389 m², and a 116 m² subway connection. The majority of the GFA would be dedicated to residential space, planned at 28,391 m².

Looking north to 350 Bloor West, image via submission to City of Toronto

A three-storey podium is planned to contain retail spaces on the ground floor and concourse level, and two floors of office uses above. The ground floor would also be home to a residential lobby and the "urban living room," a POPS (Privately-Owned Publicly-accessible Space) described in planning documents as "the ‘crossroads’ of the building, connecting all of the proposed uses." 

Urban Living Room at 350 Bloor West, image via submission to City of Toronto

A total of 404 residential units are proposed, including 380 condominium units and 24 rental replacement units. The rental replacement units are planned with eight each of bachelors, one, and two-bedroom layouts. The condo units are planned in a mix of 26 studios, 198 one-bedrooms, 117 two-bedrooms, and 39 three-bedrooms. Of the new units, 41% are planned with family-sized two or three-bedroom layouts.

Parking for the development is proposed on three underground levels, to exist below a retail concourse level for a total of four underground levels. A total of 141 parking spaces are planned in a mix of 68 residential and 68 non-residential spaces, along with five car-share spaces. 444 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed on the garage and mezzanine levels, with 379 residential long-term spaces and 65 visitor spaces.

Looking northwest to 350 Bloor West, image via submission to City of Toronto

You can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like to, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  Bousfields, HGC Engineering Inc, IBI Group, The Planning Partnership